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Comments on the Federal Transit Administration's Tribal Transit Program

Ms. Sandra Bushue Deputy Administrator Federal Transit Administration 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC  20590 FAX (202) 493-2251 VIA FAX AND ELECTRONIC FILING RE:   Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program;  Docket Number FTA-06-24143 Dear Deputy Administrator Bushue: On behalf of the 30 affiliated unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we are pleased […]

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“65 Percent Solution” Movement Threatens Vital Public School Support Services

A threatening movement is underway at the national level to enact state legislation that would force public school systems to cut essential support services for students, including transportation to and from school, in the name of education reform and enhanced student achievement. The future of our nation, our economy, and our workforce relies on a […]

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A Shameful Record on Port Security

The importance of seaport security, and the failure of the Administration to secure this critical component of our transportation system, was on full display as Dubai Ports (DP) World, a company owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates, sought to take over terminal operations at six U.S. ports.  While talking tough on security, […]

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Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights of FAA Workers

American workers are suffering in an era when their bargaining rights are under assault at every turn.  While we have come to expect irresponsible conduct from anti-worker corporate giants like Wal-Mart, American workers should not have to endure the same underhanded tactics from the federal government.  Unfortunately, that is the situation faced by the employees […]

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Stopping Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

In its rush to strike a new trade deal with the European Union (EU), the Administration is pushing a wildly unpopular and misguided regulatory change that would allow foreign interests, including foreign airlines, to exercise actual control of U.S. airlines.  This initiative, unveiled as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) last fall, has significant security […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses IAM Day of Action 2007

Transportation labor strongly endorses the Day of Action being organized by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and urges all transportation unions to participate in the May 17, 2007 event in Washington, DC.For five years transportation workers and their families have been painfully living out the theme of the rally, “Enough is Enough.”  They […]

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Put a Stop to Plans to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to cosponsor S. 2135, legislation introduced by Senator Daniel Inouye that would stop the Department of Transportation (DOT) from unilaterally allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  There is growing bi-partisan recognition that this flawed initiative has inherent security implications and was […]

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Many Low-cost Intercity Bus Companies Operate in Violation of Federal Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards

Dear Subcommittee Member: I am writing to express transportation labor’s continued concern over the prevalence of low-cost intercity bus companies that operate in violation of federal driver and vehicle safety standards, do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and remain on the road despite egregious, repeated infringement of traffic laws.  We commend […]

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Put a Stop to Plans to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 4542, legislation introduced by James Oberstar (D-MN) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) that would stop the Department of Transportation (DOT) from unilaterally allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  This bill already has 159 cosponsors and there is growing bi-partisan […]

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Support the Langevin Amendment on Aircraft Repair Station Security

Dear Representative: At tomorrow’s Subcommittee mark-up of the Transportation Security Administration Reorganization Act (H.R. 4439), Rep. Langevin intends to offer an amendment that will enhance the security of repair work on U.S. aircraft that is done at third-party stations located both in this country and abroad.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and […]

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